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'''Sir Isaac Newton''' (;[http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/newton "Newton"] entry in ''Collins English Dictionary'', HarperCollins Publishers, 1998. 25 December 1642 – 20 March Old Style and New Style dates|1726/27) was an English physicist and mathematician (described in his own day as a "Natural philosophy|natural philosopher") who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and a key figure in the scientific revolution. His book ''Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica'' ("Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy"), first published in 1687, laid the foundations for classical mechanics. Newton made seminal contributions to optics, and he shares credit with Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz for the...
Birth date25 December 1642
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Birth place{{nowrap|Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth|Woolsthorpe,}} Lincolnshire, Kingdom of England|England
Death date{{nowrap|20 March Old Style and New Style dates|1726/7 (aged 84)}}
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Death placeKensington, Middlesex, England
Resting placeWestminster Abbey
NationalityEnglish
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Workplaces{{unbulleted list |University of Cambridge |Royal Society |Royal Mint}}
Alma materTrinity College, Cambridge
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